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Today was glorious! It got up to 63 and sunny. If DH had been off we would have gone on a bike ride. But he had to work, so I just went for a walk with the dog. We too are expecting some cold weather, Julie. It will be a good day to stay in and sew. The grands will be here in a bit to spend the weekend. Hopefully I will get some quilting done while they are here.

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Yeah, emoticon its the weekend, but our high tomorrow is supposed to be the negative numbers range. Add wind chills and it is going to be cold!!!!!! A good day to curl up with my sewing machine.

I am going to spin and watch some TV tonight. I am feeling my workout from this AM.

Have a great weekend!!

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Off to a quilt show today with Barbara. Two more weeks of shopping! Carol

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Ginny, that sounds like fun. I'm not sure which would be more work, a destination wedding or a local wedding. You have been to some exciting places, I just hope she doesn't choose the top of one of the mountains you have climbed.

Today was a beautiful day. It got up to almost 60 and played outside with the grands. Well, we broke out the hammocks and read, but that counts, right?

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Ginny - congratulations!

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Ginny congrats to your daughter.

I am going spin and relax tonight.

One more day of work and I hope to spend the weekend quilting!

Have a great night.

Julie

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Good for you Ginni and how exciting! Your quilt is lovely. Carol

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Hi everyone - i've had limited time on the computer for the last week for myself

This past weekend my daughter got engaged and she wants to marry this fall so I've been very busy. I don't think it's going to end soon.

I see her and her fiance this weekend so I've FINALLY finish his quilt. Bev this is the food charm quilt. It has 3 layers of batting. YES - 3 layers. My daughter wanted it extra fluffy. Because the top has so many pieces in it (over 950) - I quilted just the top against 1 batting. Then I sandwiched that with 2 other fluffy batting and backing and only did the sashing so it will retain the puffiness. Sewing through all 5 layers were a challenge on my small sewing machine but I'm so happy with how it came out. I will post pictures as soon as I can get my DH to take them.

My daughter is planning to do a destination wedding with a very small party so we've been non-stop talking logistics, venues to get it nailed down for the fall.

I'll check in weekly with you guys - because now I have extra incentive to lose that 10-15 pounds in 6 months.

I'm tired already - hahahha

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Bev, it will warm up soon. Barbara has a really pretty humidifier that sits on her kitchen counter and sends out moist air. I think she got it at Bed Bath and Beyond. After we went to the anitique mall yesterday, we went to Panera Bread for lunch. Then stopped at a small quilt shop in Destin. Managed to buy a pretty fabric with large alphabet on it that I could see as a bag. I'm anxious to make some bags. But the MQ is still calling my name. I bought some fat quarters as well. And then we stopped at Joann's where I got 2 more yds of FSU fabric with the old logo on it. I might make some old logo bags with it but not sure. Just glad to have it. Been looking at bag patterns. Carol

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2/10/16 10:30 P

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Another cold, windy day. My skin is so dry and flaky it's sad. Our poor cat has been inside for 2 days, she doesn't like it inside and the dog doesn't like her inside. Outside they are best friends, but inside the cat is too close to her toys. It has been interesting. I'm not gonna complain cause I'd rather have cold than hot, but would like a few nice days to ride my bike.

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Just got home from playing music with my friends.

Going to relax for a while then off to bed.

Julie

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2/9/16 10:28 P

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Julie, if she kept them, they were dear to her. That is enough to turn them into a quilt.

This morning we had snow flurries. It was too warm to stick, but it flurried off and on till about noon. When it finally got up to 40 I took the pup for a walk. It was cold and windy, but we got our 1 1/2 mile in. Then I got to sew and do laundry. It has been a good day.

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Bev, I didn't see any names on the blocks. They are neat even if I am not sue made them.

Not too much going on around here tonight.

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Yesterday I had quilt guild at church. 3 hours flew by! One of our members works in a retirement home and she is bringing us fabrics from one of the residents, a little bit at a time. Some of it is literally scraps but there were several big pieces yesterday and I was able to cut quite a few of them. Last night I got my accuquilt out and cut 5" squares and some 2.5" strips while watching War and Peace. What a tragic story with a happy ending. I filled a small trash can with scraps that ought to go for dog beds. But hey, at some point, you have to throw it out. Carol

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Julie, are there any names on the blocks? Perhaps some of her students made them. Wouldn't that be interesting.

It feels so good to be finished with another quilt and have 3 weeks to finish my UFO for the month.

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Bev, I found about 30 maple leaf quilt blocks when going through a bag of fabrics from my moms. I am pretty sure the bag was actually from moms cousin Hazel. I never new Hazel to quilt but she was a Home Ec. teacher. I am planning on putting the blocks together in a quilt.

It was back to work today. I got a good amount of work done, just not the older data on my desk. I had a bunch of data from one client that has a quick turn around time so I had to do it instead of the older data.

I am going to sit back and relax and spin for a while tonight.

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Carol, I saw that! If you had known you could have been there.

Julie, the yak wool would make a great scarf or even better, a sweater if you have enough. I have a llama sweater and love it.

Hubby and DD had a father daughter date this afternoon, even at 29 she likes them. So I had the afternoon to do whatever I wanted. I sorted a basket of items from my grandmother's house. She had some slips that are prettier than some dresses I've seen. There were several bed jackets, anyone else remember those? I also sorted her hand crocheted doilies. I never knew her to crochet, so they must have been made by her mom, which makes them even more special to me. Eight of them need some repair, nothing serious so I can do it. Some of her color choices seem odd (pink, black and white???) but I"m sure she was using what she had available.


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I have had a relaxing day. I started spinning my yak wool blend today. It spins differently then the wool I have been spinning. I am not sure what I will make yet.

I went out and visited the sheep this afternoon. They are getting a lot of wool. We will have them sheared in March, before they lamb in April.

I hope everyone has had a nice weekend.

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Bonnie Hunter was teaching in Gulf Shores Al this weekend and on the way home, stopped at A & E Pharmacy to shop for fabric! If you have never been it is an experience as Bonnie will contest. ANd she didn't even show pics of all of it! Carol

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Julie, yak wool is so very soft, I love it.

My weekend has been great so far. Tomorrow hubby and DD#2 have a project to work on, so I will have the afternoon to play by myself.

My oldest grandson is in technology class (aka shop) and loving it. He has done woodwork with my hubby so had a head start with safety and is allowed to use machines other students aren't. He really likes that and has gone through our patterns looking for projects. I may see if he is allowed to use a router and get him to make me a quilt block.

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We usually yet snow here in Wisconsin, But not too much this winter so far.

DH and did a little shopping this am. We went to a shop that sells wool roving. We ended up buying a few different things. I picked out a merino/silk blend of multiple colors. I also bought a merino/ Tibetan Yak wool blend. It is so soft to the touch and will be very warm. It is a light brown. My DH picked out the 100% Tibetan Yak wool, which is dark brown. Looking forward to spinning the new roving.

I am going to spin today and sew tomorrow. I need to get the binding on my sisters quilt.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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Ginny, I grew up in Delaware and yes, it does snow. The bonus is that it doesn't stay around long. If you live in Northern Delaware, north of Dover, you will get more snow than below Dover. When I was a senior in high school I was snowed in at Seaford with my mother for a week. No heat or electricity for a while and my Dad had gone out to play in a band he was in. And hurricanes happen as well. I'm going to my 50th reunion in June. 50 years, wow. Carol

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Ginny, the snow followed you. You should have moved to Florida. I can't wait to see the food quilt.

Julie, I do hope to have a relaxing weekend, too. May or may not be warm enough for a bike ride, depends on how windy it is. They still have snow flurries in the forecast for Tuesday morning. Guess the schools will start late if it does. Everyone around here panics at the thought of snow.

I somehow managed to burn the belt on my vacuum in two today. Went to WM to get a replacement, and of course it was the only one they were out of. I'll find one somewhere tomorrow and finish up the basement. My wonderful DD found me some more thread in the color I needed and I got to quilt the evening away. Gotta love those sweet daughters.

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TGIF. Looking forward to relaxing weekend once we get through bowling tonight. I hope spend time sewing and spinning.

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OK where the heck did I move??? It snowed again today. Not much - just about a couple of inches - but what the heck!!!

Oh well - still working on my food fabric quilt. I was going to use a chef fabric for the triangle insets but my husband vetoed that as it was too different from the base. He convinced me to make more triangles like the main block. A lot more work but it was worth it. I still have to do the corner triangles.

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Carol, I love Amazon Prime. It has saved us a lot on shipping.

Julie, some days are just like that. I suggest a warm soak in the tub, it always helps me.

Tomorrow is gonna be colder than today, think I will drive to the new fabric store and see if they have thread I need. Also need a new plastic mat for my sewing chair, the old one has crumbled to pieces.

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I had a frustrating day at work. It took me three hours to review data that should have taken about an hour. It took me about an hour just to figure out what data I had. At least it is Friday and the weekend is only a day away. I have no plans to go into work over this weekend.

DH has the day off tomorrow. He has 18 days of vacation to use up by the end of April or he will loose it. I have three days but should get that used up when we go to Michigan for my sisters birthday in a few weeks.

I am going to sit back and relax while I spin.

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Fabric.com tip. Today I was looking for fabric with dominos on it and found a Michael Miller at fabric.com. It was going to cost me $5 to ship it but at the payment section, I could use AMazon.com. So I went to amazon where I am a prime member and could order it with free shipping. Duh. Carol

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The rain was awful yesterday and we had flooding in many places. DId not venture out until evening. A lot of thunder as well so I didn't feel like I should sit at a computer or sewing machine. The round robin is up and I'd appreciate feedback. It is not that complicated and will be a pretty quilt! Carol

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Lots of rain and wind last night. There were tornadoes in the northern part of the state, today was a bit cooler, but still beautiful. We took to the woods and had a nice bike ride, even though we had to cross lots of mud puddles.

It got up to 65 today, but next week we are expecting snow flurries on Tuesday with a possible high in the teens. Is it any wonder we stay sick around here?

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Not to much going on. Going to sit back and relax for the evening.

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Carol, You can take a summer vacation to the Gulf and visit Pensacola and A & E. Since it is a pharmacy, it probably won't close. I've owned my interior design business since 1984 and there is little prospect of selling it. I am working on just closing it at the end of the year. If I make it that far. There are so many online stores that I can understand why owners are closing their LQS. We have a younger owner in our town so I hope she stays on. And a new shop and a shop with a much older owner. But her daughter helps her. I think Margie will have to be carried out of her shop. She loves it. Carol

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Carol, rules are very important, glad you got them in place. I do hope your dad does well once he is settled.

I think A&E is a one of a kind place. It is so sad to see many quilt shops closing, but I understand how hard it is to make it. I've kicked around the idea of starting a business, but I'm over 60 and really don't want to be starting a new career.

Julie, carbon fiber is a great thing. Wish I could afford a carbon fiber bike.

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We have several quilt shops around us, but we have also been loosing several because the owners want to retire and are unable to sell there business.

Our snow storm has turned to drizzle which may freeze over night so the trip to work in the morning could me interesting.

Bev, my new bow is working great. I have had two orchestra rehearsals using it. I need to spend some time practicing now.

I am going spin for a while tonight .

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We just moved to Arkansas. Very top of state. There are several quilt shops around me. But the A and E one sounded like fun.

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Good morning. Taking a break from unpacking to catch up on the news. That A and E place sounds very interesting. I wonder if there are any around here or perhaps we are not far enough south.
We've also had some beautiful weather. Friday was 71. Not sure of past days but nice. Today not so much. Rained a bit this am. Sun is out now but windy. I and our bulldog Gracie Mae went for a lovely walk yesterday. That hill sure gets the heart pumping. I want to start doing that 3 or 4x a week once things are in better shape here. I've finally been able to start playing my piano again now that the new "rules" are in place for dad and I'm not quite the servant I was. He's not thrilled but I am. LOL.

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Our "severe weather" has been down graded, too. Instead of thunderstorms with possible tornadoes it is just gonna be rain and possible thunderstorms. But that is a good thing. How is the new bow working for you?





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Our snow storm for tomorrow is possibly going to be a bust, only about 2 in of snow as of 5:00 news.

I am off to orchestra soon. Hopefully the trip home is better than last week.

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Yup, A&E will go on my list.

We had another beautiful day today. It was cloudy most of the day, but got up to 72 and we spent the day outside just playing. Tomorrow is supposed to be about the same, so sure hope to get a bike ride in before grocery shopping. Tuesday morning is supposed to be nice, too, so maybe another ride before the bad stuff gets here.

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Went into work for a few hour this morning.

I came home and sewed a couple of blocks.

I am meeting my trainer tomorrow because of the snow be are getting Tue into Weds.

Have a good week.

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Bev, A&E is an adventure and you must go there! Imagine this. A really old flat roofed building with a crumbling asphalt parking lot. Seen them everywhere in the south. Inside there is a pharmacy in the back, greeting cards, mardi gras stuff, general store, pretty much what you need for everyday. Then as you move to the left and around the corner there is an enormous fabric store all the way to the back. Bolt after bolt after bolt and flat folds. If you want a sports team, they have it. They also have dress fabrics, tulle, etc. The store is old inside as well but the fabrics, well, you just have to go. WE didn't make it to A & E yesterday but on our list before Barbara goes. Carol

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Drove to the local national wildlife refuge yesterday. Still a tad too cold to do any hiking.

Finished the blocks for my daughter's boyfriend food quilt. Today is planned to do sashing. Because my daughter wants this extra fluffy, I'll be putting 2 layers of batting one this. This allows me to do part of it as a QAYG

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Carol, I have never gone to A&E. Next time we go to Navarre I will have to plan a trip.

Today was beautiful! We played outside most of the day and oldest grand & I spent some time in the hammock. It was a great day.



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Having a nice day. Ran earns this morning and now working on laundry. Probably will go to work for a few hours tomorrow.

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Made one of the dresses last night. I went to the sew in but did not take machine. I pinned the dress together and basted it and then sewed it when I got home. Still one more dress to do. I would normally stay home and sew all day but Barbara invited me to do something with her and we only have 3 more saturdays. So I think we'll drive over to Pensacola to A&E pharmacy, the biggest quilt shop around. Carol

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A slow day here, too. I worked this morning for a friend so she could get her gestational blood sugar test. She failed, and has to start a diabetic diet. I may be working more for a while.

It was a beautiful day (of course, cause I was working) and I got a nice walk in this afternoon.

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Not to much going on here tonight. Looking forward to a quiet weekend.

It sounds like we maybe in for some snow next week.

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I've been invited to a sewing night out this evening. Since my husband is at play rehearsals for The Music Man, I just might go along. Wasn't sure about what to take but since I am supposed to make two dresses for one of the actresses, maybe that is it. And something else when I finish with those. Carol

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I was gone all day on Tuesday for a "Girl's Day Out". When I got home DH announced that we had no internet. Apparently we lost it a lunch Tuesday and it didn't come back until noon today. Argh!!! Oh, well, lot's of catch up to do. I did get some quilting done, since I couldn't get on Spark.

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Today was absolutely beautiful, so I spent most of the afternoon outside. The sunshine sure felt nice. Finishing up laundry now and will go to bed early. Gotta work part of the day tomorrow, not used to that.

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The rest of our hay was delivered today. The sheep should have plenty to eat.

No to much going on here. I'm going to spin and watch the debate on TV.

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Julie, sounds like a good idea to relax.

The only time I got out of the house today was to walk the dog. Did manage to get some work done around the house, which is always good. Tomorrow I have to pick up the oldest grand at school, then meet the bus for the youngest. Then it's breakfast for dinner.

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I am going to relax tonight. I had Eye DR appointment and my eyes are dilated and I can't see well.

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I don't like driving in the snow, but hate driving when it is icy. Glad you made it home safely. Our little cat lives outside, except on cold nights. She is quite small, but spunky and all the neighborhood cats are scared of her. From time to time there is a spat on the porch, it is a rude awakening.

Today was a rainy, gray, dreary day. So when DH went to work I took a little nap, then I went to the sewing room. Just couldn't resist the nap.

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Driving home from orchestra last night was a little scary. We got about 2 inch of snow from when we left for Orchestra and came home about 3 hours latter. The main hwy 151 was worse then the state hwy 73. It look me almost 1.5 hours to get home for a trip that normally would take 40 min.

I was sleeping really well last night when a cat fight broke out at the foot of my bed. If the boys keep this up I will lock them out of the bedroom. It seems they have some kind of spat everyday. They are both about the same size and declawed, so I don't think they can hurt each other. They are just loud.

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Carol, fabric talks to me, too. Sometimes you just gotta listen.

Ginny, glad you are surviving the snow. If you are designing the book yourself, put some clear vinyl one one page so they can put their own pictures in.

Julie, that is scary, glad you left when you did.

Today was a beautiful day, so I gave the dog a good brushing and trim. Not warm enough for a bath, but Saturday should be. She wasn't very happy with me, but she does look better. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain all day, so I'll get to sew after DH goes to work.

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It was back to work today. We went in to work yesterday until 11:30 at 12:00 they put the building on lock down because of an issue in the neighborhood across the street. It was locked down until 2:00, once the police had some control; of the situation. I am so glad we left when we did.

I am off to orchestra.

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Had our first snow storm in DE. 2 days of shoveling 1.5 hours each day. It wasn't too bad just very windy so the snow drifts were very large and settled in the wrong places.

Back to quilting.

Got a baby shower to go to in 6 weeks and they said to bring a book, so I'm making a fabric book to go with the quilt I made her. First time I've tried this. Should be interesting, but it will be washable for the baby. hahahahah

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I bought an end of bolt fabric on saturday at Quilting by the Bay. It is a beautiful oriental theme design and I thought to use it for a One block wonder or kaleidoscope. I certainly didn't need to buy it but it was on sale and it spoke to me. I have the pattern 4 Patch Posey that makes blocks with a 4 section kaleidoscope and matching border. It won't be used for a good long while though. So ready to finish the mystery quilt. Carol

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Thanks Carol, simple is good for me.

Julie, sounds like a nice relaxing day.

We had a lovely day today. Spent some time sitting in the porch swing looking at the lake. That lasted for about 30 minutes, then it started getting cold again. Which is ok, I can take cold.

Hubby goes back to work tomorrow, so I'll get more sewing done. We did manage to clean out a bunch of drawers and cabinets this weekend. Now to take everything to store for the Civitan yard sale.

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Went into work for a few hours, then got lunch and did little shopping. I picked up a blue fat quarter and some black fabric to use for the back of my batik squares that I am going to use for my challenge project.

We went over to a friends and spent more time visiting then planed but we had a nice visit.

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First round robin clue is up! Pretty simple it is. Carol

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Nancy, it's nice you can work from home. Helps make those snowy days more manageable. I'm glad you got less snow than predicted, but the NE seems to have gotten it worse. I hated seeing all the flooding on the news.

Julie, you are always so busy. You must be a champ at multi tasking.

Today we had plenty of sun, but the high was only 38, so we stayed in most of the day. Did venture out for a quick, cold walk with the dog. A friend of ours went on a bike ride, but she looked like the abominable snowman all bundled up. I think I'll stick to riding inside on my bike trainer.

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We had a pretty nice relaxing day. I got laundry done and finished quilting my sisters quilt. I also cut out a few blocks for a couple of projects.

We are going into work for few hours then do some running around in Madison.

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Had snow yesterday in Virginia. Started around 7:30 a.m. About 7 inches. I worked from home. Still expecting some more snow today, but NOT the 18-24" they predicted, thank goodness!
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Today started warm and foggy, then started cooling down and flurrying. Schools let out at 1, so we met the bus and kept the boys till DD got off work. The flurries stopped and it is still above freezing, so doesn't look like we will get any accumulation. My parent's live 2 hours north, and they only got a dusting. So much for our winter.



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We only have 10 sheep. It takes about 20 min to do the chores and DH does them most of the time. Right now the biggest issue I have is that the snow is crusty and hard to walk on. We both really enjoy our sheep.

Quilt guild was fun last night. At the beginning of each year we all turn in a list of UFO's and set a challenge. I have 7 items on my UFO list, half of which are hand quilting projects I am in the middle of. My challenge is to do a quilt as you go project.

We bowl tonight, wish I could stay home.

Carol drive safely!

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Wasn't able to sew today except two 4" square panels for a drapery fix that I needed to do. While out on the job, hubby called to pick up my grandson. When I got home after 2:00, took a nap. Ate leftovers and marathon watched Flip or Flop and Project Runway. Carol

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Carol, I have started dedicating at least 30 minutes every day to a project I need/want to finish. Keep reminding yourself how nice it will feel when it is finished.

Julie, seems like you work two jobs when you have animals to tend to. Then to make it to guild, you certainly stay busy.

Today the weather was cool, but nice till about 2, then the rain started. It has settled in and is making me so very drowsy. If I had a tin roof I would be asleep by now.

Safe travels, Carol.

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Well, we'll be off in the morning. Talked to the neighbors and it sounds like it should be ok for driving. Hoping our last big hill to get up to the house is not icy or the trailer will not be going up with us.
Big day tomorrow. Will be glad when the next week is past as I know what I'm in for. LOL.
Hope you all have a great weekend and beyond. I'll be back... at some point once we have internet set up or if I can get on with my phone which is "iffy".

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Our weather is actually getting better then it has been, not as cold. I did chores tonight because DH has a dentist appointment and will be home late. I went to work early, but it didn't seem like I got much done after working 9.5 hours.

The sheep are doing well in the cold, they all have at least 3 inch of wool to keep them warm.

I have quilt guild tonight.

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Bad Weather = Sew Day! Can't complain about that too much. I need to stay home and sew and catch up. The FSU mystery quilt is languishing and I am at the point if I could just concentrate on it for a day I could get the blocks sewn together. Trouble is, there is always one thing more I need to do before I can sew them together. Like now, I have the first border blocks to assemble as they need to be attached to the blocks as you are sewing them on point. Yesterday, I quilted my fat quarters for the Stash and Dash bag. Then it looked so good, I just wanted to continue sewing it instead of working on the FSU quilt. Focus, focus. Carol

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We had a dry day today (first time in about a week), but it has started to rain again. I went outside and walked. It felt good to be out in the fresh air. The sun is staying up until 5 pm now, so I can, once again, go get the mail without needing a flashlight (we are rural and our mail delivery is anywhere from 2 pm to 7 pm, but usually around 5).

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Carol, please drive very carefully. There is some icky weather you may be driving through.

Julie, the rolling no longer brings tears to my eyes, but still hurts. I've started doing stretches, too. Hope it helps. I do so wish I was musical, but alas, I am not. I can tune a radio, that is about it.

Today was cool and drizzly all day, but we did get a nice walk in between showers. Hip isn't too happy right now, but I'll roll it before bed.

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Bev, rolling does help, but it really hurts. I am not very good at sticking with rolling, that is probably why I have been having issues for so long. My IT flared up again after my work out last Friday. My trainer today had me roll and do some good stretching after my workout. I need to roll everyday.

I just got home from trio, so I got to end my day playing music with my friends.

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Still working on oxygen issues and packing away. The cold doesn't let up so it's not fun loading that trailer! Down to the dishes we've been eating off, etc. Oh, I am soooo tired, I just wanted to stay in bed this morning!!!
Hope the weather holds for all of us. We leave on Fri. so hoping the roads are ok.
Have a great day everyone. Bev, working on a nice project sounds soooo inviting.

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Julie, does a roller help yours? I've been rolling it and man, does it hurt. DH said it will eventually feel better.

We have a possibility of "wintery mix" tomorrow and again on Friday. Not a big deal for a lot of areas, but here in the south it can be a disaster. For me, as long as the power stays on I'm good. I hope to make some good progress on the tee-shirt quilt so I can finish up another UFO.

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Bev, I have the same problem with my IT band.

Not to much going on here.

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So today I am seeing a client and then off to fabric shop and lunch with Barbara. She sent her sewing machine back to England already so is wanting to borrow mine. Maybe I'll take it to her on Monday as I have quilt guild at the church and will be gone all morning. She can spend the day sewing and catching up. Saturday, we are taking a class together at Quilting By the Bay in Panama City.
Its a pretty complicated bag with soft and stable, mesh and vinyl and we are sharing my sewing machine. It has zippers and a buckle. I will probably take some projects to cut out and keep busy while she is sewing. Carol www.byannie.com/shop/product/stash-a
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Oh, Julie, I hope the busted pipes didn't do much damage. Not fun to clean floods up in freezing weather.

Carol, it will be ok. I know you are anxious and ready to be gone, but all things in God's time. Deep breath.

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Guys are here to pick up the piano. We had hoped to leave on Wed. but just no way with Dad's oxygen issues (changing over to another state), etc. so Fri. am. Can not wait to get out of this cold. Cold in Ark too but not -18 and -9. Brrrr.....
Not much to say, just packing and loading up the last "Bits" which seemed like not much until you start packing. LOL.

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It was a cold day. We stared around -9. Then at work a pipe burst causing the fire alarms to go off so we had to go outside and stand in the cold. Fortunately I had my coat hat and mittens, but It was cold after being out for ten minutes.

Not to much going on.

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Thanks Carol. We can use all the prayers we can get. We've tried telling her it was ok to go, but that didn't seem to register. She's too far gone mind-wise. :( She has actually said she's miserable (maybe not that exact word but something to that effect). You can tell, she's just waiting to die. She stares into space, and mainly sleeps. So when we visit it is 4 hrs. of driving for a 30-45 min. visit to watch her eat and then watch her fall asleep. She can't talk to us as she can make no sense in sentences nor answer questions (how are you?) etc. She did enjoy her candy bar the other day dad brought her. Took some doing to get her to take a second bite, but then she chowed it down. When asked if she had liked it, "no". LOL.
We are trying to get going by Wed. am. Wish us luck. Piano goes this afternoon and I am hoping I have a buyer for my organ (not much $'s, but anything would be good). Take care gals and I'll talk to you whenever I can. Hugs and thanks to you all for your support.

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Carol, have you read the book or seen the movie "Heaven is Real" about the 4 year old boy who had emergency appendectomy surgery, died and went to heaven and came back. True story and his parents realized it when he talked about things he saw, like his grandfather he never knew, in heaven. I read that book to my mother in law in the nursing home hoping it would encourage her. I think it did. It is a terrible thing to wish someone die and we feel guilty but you know that the person they were would never want this for themselves. I think she was hanging on for us and when we went on a week's trip, I think that was her time to say goodbye and go. They don't want to leave us. Good luck and I'll be praying for you and your family. Carol

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It snowed last night! About 3 in the morning there was a light dusting of snow, but it quickly melted and was gone by 6.

DH is off this week and I hope to get some hunny-dos done (like the plumbing issues). The grands are out of school tomorrow and I'd like to do something fun with them, but it will be too cold to much outside. Maybe a museum.

Carol2, you are so organized. Your dad sounds like mine, once he makes up his mind about something, he is ready to see it done. I'm sure he will enjoy the warmer weather.

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Busy, busy day. Trying to get loaded up and done so we can leave by Wed. morning, but just soooo much to do yet and appt's. etc. as well so I just don't see how we can make it that quickly but we'll see. Piano goes tomorrow evening. To top it off it's just bitter cold here. -9 tonight. It was -18 this morning. And there we are trying to load a trailer. I cooked up a storm today with the crock and the NuWave. NuWave is now cleaned and packed. Crock will get packed tomorrow. Plenty of meat to hold us for quite awhile so I won't have to do more than heat it up and add some fruit and veggies so can concentrate on unpacking, etc. once we're down there.
Dad is looking forward to being in a warmer climate Bev. He is anxious to get going. I have his area pretty well ready for him, his room is all ready other than to hang a couple of his pictures. Still have alot of books to put away and unpack yet (we have a library!) so his livingroom area is still in transition but I have it tidy and alot of his books are separated out (any that I think would be something he would enjoy reading) and in an area easily assecible for him. I have other "maybes" for him in a second area, then the ones I know he would not want to read are where it would be hard for him to get at anyway. Have his work awards (bronzes) mostly on shelves in his room but a few out in the living area as well, and his photo albums and special items all around him so he has his "own" area that is totally his, furniture, stuff, etc. He will have his own porch to go out and sit as well once it's nice out. He likes to go outside. It will get sun in the morning and be shaded during the hot part of the day.
Mom has been in the home for over 3 yrs. now. That's another "feel guilty" thing, I can't help but wish she would be able to let go. If she were herself she would so not want to be living this way. But her body just will not let it happen. She continues to have mini strokes (really quite often) but she recovers physically. That is what has taken her mind. Very sad. The reality is she would be so much better off with the Lord and she and I talked about that sort of thing and it's where she would want to be, but still, you feel guilty for "wishing". It sounds awful. I have the feeling this is going to be a really busy week so I most likely won't be here much if at all, and once we are in Ark. I have a very hard time getting any phone service, let alone ability to get internet so it may be awhile. Not sure what we are going to be able to get for internet or when we will get it. Just so you know what's happened and why I may be MIA! Thanks for your understanding. Life has not been kind this past couple of years, but we'll get thru it and the move will make things much more tolerable. :)

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Our day started at -9.

i got some sewing time in today. I started quilting my sisters birthday present. I then I spent some time spinning.

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Carol, I feel your pain. My MIL died 2.5 years ago and the last 6 months was in a nursing home which she hated and we hated putting her there. But she needed care we couldn't provide. She had her mind until the end although it was fading a bit. The home was only 2 miles from our house so we went everyday, sometimes twice a day. We went away for a week to a conference and when we got back, she was on the way out. I guess she decided since we were gone it was time for her to go. It was a relief and a blessing to all of us. Carol

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Bless you Carol. I consulted a dietitian for help with my fatty liver but found more help on the internet. Hope your dad does well with the move.

We sealed up the house and last year there were hardly any beetles. This year they have made up for it. Not sure how they are getting in, I think it is the attic vents.

Today was lovely outside. We didn't have the fog that was predicted, and it was warmer than expected. The grands and I took the pup on 2 walks.

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Carol, have a safe move.

I got to spend my day crafting with my friends. My knee and leg are sore from my workout yesterday so I took my spinning wheel. It is much lighter then my sewing machine and I didn't have to carry it down stairs. Actually wool roving is pretty light compared to fabric.

My husband bought a spray at Home Depot that he used around the foundation of our house and around windows out side that worked well on the asian beetle and boxelder bugs. We have a few but not as bad as they have been in the past.

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Yes, I've heard they bite. Another one that bites and really hurts are Daddy Longlegs. They are not spiders but mites. I hate them too.

Bev, we actually will not be able to visit mom much now with the move, only when we get back for a visit. Trying to move her to Ark. after thinking about it we realized was really not an option. The only way to get here there would be an ambulance, can you imagine the cost? Plus she would be so far away we wouldn't be able to visit often either and here my daughters and the grandkids all go visit her so whe she has quite a few visitors. She has been on the VA wait list for over 3 yrs. now and we would have to start all over in a new state with that too. The home she is in just jumped their cost by $300 a month. Ouch. This has been such a long ordeal as she was bad before we finally had no choice but to take her to the home. I was driving down 3x a week the first year she was really really bad and cooking and cleaning for them, which totally exhausted me after a year of that (the drive was 3 hrs. a day on top of the work). I would take her for a 5-6 days each month to give dad a break as well. The second and 3rd yr. I had to go to only 2x a week and even that was exhausting, on top of trying to cook and clean here as well. Dad was on his own without her for a year (when I was cooking/cleaning) then became so ill so now he lives with us. Thankfully with proper diet and care (I'm mom in some ways... ) he is fairly good now. He did not tell us he had COPD altho we guessed that, but then it also turned out he has renal failure and should not be eating much protein at all. Until he came here and I knew he did not eat many veggies (only what I forced upon him on my days there- LOL) and that went on for years. Goodness, that was a scarey time trying to learn what he could have and not have. I'm good with the "lists" now, but renal failure with the added med Warfarin left him with "he can eat pasta and rice with nothing on them" is how it felt at first. He's since taken off the Warfarin thankfully, so that helped. His diet made a diabetic's look simple. They actually have special dieticians for renal patients but it took so long to get in to see one by that time I knew what I was doing. Thank heavens for the internet!
Julie, I saw your post I think it was at thanksgiving about your mom. I did actually post on it, and you've been in my prayers for sure.
Well, another day of packing up. The cupboards are nearly empty now, but still a few things "here and there" which will take some time as trying to find boxes to "fit" is tough. They come for the piano Mon. evening so we will be off sometime within the next few days after that. Looking forward to warmer...

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And the Asian beetles bite, hate that.

It is so very hard to stay optimistic when our loved ones are fading away. But that is when it is most important to be there. I know it's hard, but keep up the visits.

Julie, sounds like you got a great deal at Joanne's. Love those discount coupons.

Today was my dad's birthday so we took him out to dinner then had the traditional family cake (yellow cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles). Love family parties.

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Carol, I underside how you feel about visiting your mom. My mom has dementia and is getting worse. Over Thanksgiving she was here to visit and I don't think see knew who I was most of the time. I just keep thinking of all the good times we had before things started going down hill.

I am feeling my workout from this am. My legs and butt are really hurting.

Just got back from Joanne's I had to buy fabric for the backs of three lap quilts. The fabric was 60% off plus I had a 20% of my entire purchase.

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That's it - Asian. All I could think of was Japanese and I knew that wasn't it. LOL.
Yes, the carbon fiber does sound like a good pick, especially if you play outside which it looks like you do from your photos. I recently heard from a harp maker who makes strictly carbon fiber harps that the price is going up significantly because of something airlines (I think it was) are now doing and buying up all the "good" carbon fiber so he has raised his prices quite a lot.

Off to visit mom today, always depressing as she's doing nothing but getting worse and dad gets so depressed so I just hate these days, and then feel guilty because I hate going to visit my mother. It's one of those "between a rock and a hard spot" things I guess...

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Carol, throw a bit of dill in with your carrots next time.

Carol2, we do the same at holidays. Seems everyone can't arrive to eat at the same time, so we just have things we can graze on all day.

Julie, carbon fiber is showing up everywhere. Love how light it makes bike components. Sounds like a good choice.

The "lady bugs" are actually the Asian beetles that have been imported. We have consulted 3 exterminators and they all say there isn't much that can be done. Seems there isn't much that gets them, sort of like spiders.

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Well I made my decision. Bev, I couldn't chose by color because they were both brown. I decided to go modern, my one choice was wood and the second was a carbon fiber. I went with the carbon fiber, it will not be affected by weather or warp over time. There just wasn't enough difference between the two bows.

Had the afternoon off to meet with our financial planner. We informed her we plan on retiring in Dec this year. We played with numbers and it looks like we will be OK.

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